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by the taliban, outgunned and outnumbered. the sergeant refused to allow them to fall into the hands of the enemy. >> clint robesha lives the soldier's decree -- i will never leave a comrade. he and his team started charging as enemy fire kem pouring down. they kept charging, ultimately 100-meter run through a hail of bullets. they reached their fallen friends and they brought them home. >> the family of those kid that day attended the ceremony. staff sergeant romesha now works in the oiled fields of north dakota. >>> a tugboat is on the way to help a stranded cruise ship. named "carnival triumph" was adrift on the southern coast of the yucatan. it left the ship without power and it had to operate using emergency generators. there are 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members on this ship. another cruise ship transferred food and water. >>> back here at home, pope benedict's decision to step down has some catholics unsure about the future of the church, but's david culver found out, there is also some optimism about what's ahead. >> reporter: we call the up with churchgoers here, now some of those
a reality. the dead included 10 civilians when rockets struck their nearby home. the pakistan taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it revenge for a recent u.s. drone strike. the violence comes after a monthly record for u.s. drone strikes inside pakistan in more than a year. at least 33 people were killed in iraq on sunday when suicide attackers bombay police station. france continues to fight in mali. french forces have launched a number of aerial attacks in a bid to secure control of the rubber -- rebel holdout of kidal. a top commander was arrested earlier today near the border with algeria. amnesty to national is calling for an independent probe of civilian deaths in mali. dai thanh mou to describe an event were civilians were killed without warning. >> we asked if there were any warnings to the civilians who were there. they told us there had been no warnings at all. we sent a letter to the defense minister and asked him to launch an independent, impartial inquiry regarding the deaths of those four people. >> and the state is also seeking out a probe of other in
no group is claiming responsibility. it is suspected the pakistani taliban is behind this attack. meantime, republicans are warning president obama not to move forward with his own immigration reform plan. they are furious the white house is drafting legislation even if lawmakers try to hammer out proposals of their own. nbc's tracie potts has more from capitol hill. >> i'm happy with the with president. he's given us the space. i'm optimistic we can get something done. >> reporter: other lawmakers here are warning president obama to back off after someone leaked a white house proposal that would immediately protect 11 million illegal immigrants and allow them to become citizens within eight years. it does not guarantee what republicans want -- border security first. >> that tells us he's looking for a partisan advantage and not a bipartisan solution. >> this is the president torpedoing his plan. it shows me he's really not serious. >> reporter: the white house says its proposal is a backup plan for the group of eight democrats and republicans working behind the scenes on a compromise. >>
civilians including five children. reuters reports four taliban fighters also died there. president hamid karzai condemned that attack. nato is saying they are aware of the report of the civilian casualties but can't confirm them. many of the me and women who fought the nation's war have another battle on their hands. this time, correspondent douglas kennedy tells us, it's right here at home. >> 112 days. three other divisions hit at the same time. >> general macarthur fulfilled his pledge. >> in 1944, errol spent months fighting the japanese in world war ii. this is your uniform from the pacific, where you won a purple heart and a bronze star? >> yes, i did. >> tell me about that. >> well, we made a landing in new guinea. and that is where i got the bronze star. >> the former staff sergeant and his fellow american seasonals were successful at defeating the japanese. but for years he has been unsuccessful at defeating the bureaucracy at the veterans administration. the v.a. says it still cannot decide whether he can hold down a regular job. his daughter becky is outraged. >> your father i
report. calling on hollywood to help save the doctor who used his medical practice in taliban to help the cia to track down osama bin laden. >> in the u.s., he's a hero for helping too lead our navy seals to the world's most wanted terrorist, but in pakistan, he's behind bars and considered or. who now wants to use the oscoor too bring attention to the plight of dr. afridi. >> a dramatic smash and grab. in the search to find the before they strike again. >> and the famous image capturing an iconic moment 60 years ago. raidsing the american plaghiro shima in the world war ii's most intense fighting. every day americans are caught in the middle of the budget. sweeping across the board cuts will begin in less than a reach. we heard dire warnings coming from lawmakerings, sequestitration would force longer lines and deep cuts to our military. in reality, the 85 billion in cuts makes up 2.4 percent of the federal budget and prompting republicans to use the white house to using scare tacticings. today lindsay addressing those in an interview on fox on huckabee tonight. here's the bit. >> th
war against the taliban, against whomever, they can cut off funding. >> thank you. >> i am a student at rutgers university. john mentioned the large majority of americans support giving the president the authority to kill american citizens without charges or trial or to process. my question is, if you were identified as a threat by some nameless official in the administration, where you want to process? >> the issue is not -- [applause] john: i don't think there would name him. they might name me. >> the issue is whether we are in a war situation, whether we are operating under the war powers of the constitution or whether we are in a law enforcement situation. the to have radically different approaches. we killed tens of thousands of american citizens, maybe hundreds of thousands with no due process in the civil war, and it was the right thing to do. [applause] john: on that note we're out of time. >> you want to discredit a movement, defend the confederacy. go ahead. john: ambassador bolton. no more time left. thank you for joining us and taking these difficult questions. students,
of terror in 2013. the pentagon admits giving a false impression about the demise of the taliban. "special report" starts at 6:00 eastern. now back to new york and my colleagues with "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> andrea: welcome back to "the five." lesson on islam prompted lawmakers to launch an investigation after this photo. female students are seen wearing burqas in geography class. this is public high school in texas. the teacher reportedly ininstructed her class to call muslim terrorists freedom fighters. parents are fuming linking the world culture to anti-american sentment. meanwhile, the superintendent tells fox news radio exclusively that the teacher did nothing wrong. >> what is more dangerous? fear and ignorance or education and understanding? i think from our standpoint we are here to essential kate the kids. >> i would say neither of the above, greg. i would say propaganda is the most dangerous thing for the students. that is what the teacher was doing. >> greg: i just want the chinese to invade and put us out of our misery. in the name of tolerance, we are embracing the most
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against the taliban, against whomever, they can cut off funding. >> thank you. >> i am a student at rutgers university. john mentioned the large majority of americans support giving the president the authority to kill american citizens without charges or trial or to process. my question is, if you were identified as a threat by some nameless official in the administration, where you want to process? >> the issue is not -- [applause] john: i don't think there would name him. they might name me. >> the issue is whether we are in a war situation, whether we are operating under the war powers of the constitution or whether we are in a law enforcement situation. the to have radically different approaches. we killed tens of thousands of american citizens, maybe hundreds of thousands with no due process in the civil war, and it was the right thing to do. [applause] john: on that note we're out of time. >> you want to discredit a movement, defend the confederacy. go ahead. john: ambassador bolton. no more time left. thank you for joining us and taking these difficult questions. students,
, you know the story, taliban gunmen shot her in the head at point blank range because she publicly advocated educating girls. listen to how well she is healing. >> today you can see that i am alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today i can speak and i'm getting better day by day. it is just because of the prayers of people, because all the people, men, women, children, all of them, all of them have prayed for me. >> incredible. her british doctors say malala will not need any more surgeries. >>> cheez-its and a hot wheels car, those are the items that a kidnapper requested for his 5-year-old captive. it is now one week since jimmy l dykes allegedly shot a school bus driver to death and took th this boy hostage. it is still not known one week later what the kidnapper's motive is. the alabama hostage suspect in that bunker is said to be a survivalist. and coming up tonight on "ac 360," looking at the survivalist moment, 8:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn. >>> the family of mohamed ali fighting back against the rumors that he's near death. loved ones tweeted out seve
in the fight against terrorism? >> it's extremely successful if the infrastructure of the taliban and al qaeda, but by identifying the enemy on the ground through various means of gathering intelligence. the goal of the establishment is to destroy people and property. if you want stuff blown up and people killed, we're the guys to talk to. if you want political objectives achieved, the military establishment are not the people to turn to. to the extent of destroy enemy troops, we've identified. destroy enemy training camps and so on, using the drones, great. bomb them? sure, you bet. if what we're trying to achieve is stable government in afghanistan who has control of the majority of the area, we're not going to do that. military people are not the people to do that. do we use the economic instrument of power adequately? no. do we use the diplomatic instrument of power adequately? no. do we integrate all three of these -- military, economic, and diplomatic -- in a seamless fabric of the use of american power worldwide to achieve specific objectives and goals in various places around the world
in afghanistan about the taliban and after that i was here in boston visiting jenna. we went shopping and delays and the cosmetic counter in the department store and came up and said thank you so much for speaking for women in afghanistan. that was really the first time that i thought, they heard me. -- in austin. i think i knew the first lady had a podium, but i did not really know until after that. >> c-span has this first of a kind project for television, examining the public and private lives of the women to serve as first lady. season one begins next monday president's day at 9:00 a.m. eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> "washington journal" continues. host: on mondays we take a look at your money, how taxpayer dollars are being spent. our focus today is rebuilding afghanistan. john sopko is our guest. he's the special inspector general for afghanistan reconstruction. we were just talking about you have your own acronym in washington, that's important. the price tag so far for rebuilding afghanistan, $87 billion. what is your role in overseeing that money? guest:
are more and more effective in powering afghan communities to defend against taliban intimidation and violence. plans are being developed to increase the authorized size of the alp program from 30,000 to 45,000. the next centcom commander will also play an important role in shaping our enduring partnership with afghanistan after 2014. the partnership that i fully support. ike m. concerned however by the plants to reduce the afghan national security forces by a third starting in 2015. 352,000 to 230,000 by 2017. i believe that any future reductions in the size of the afghan forces should be based on security conditions in afghanistan at that time and this afghan security forces make and providing for their country security, we should reassure them that we will continue to support these efforts by deciding that as we withdraw our forces that there won't get drawdown and afghan forces. progress in afghanistan remains fragile and significant challenges to afghanistan's long-term stability remain. among the greatest threat to its stability are the safe havens for afghan insurgents acro
qaeda, the taliban, and its associated forces. second, in this conflict, as indeed in any conflict, the united states is lawfully entitled. and finally, whatever the constitution's due process guarantees may require before targeting a u.s. citizen, these requirements are more than satisfied by rigorous judgment that a person needs the administration's narrow targeting. to understand why this position must be correct, consider a domestic hostage situation. in such a situation, even law enforcement will use this command it will do so without judicial preapproval when the threats of the lives of the hostages is serious. nobody takes the position that such actions constitute and killings. it is not profoundly different from this hostage situation. a mounting chorus of critics has insisted that judicial review must be a feature of the framework that authorizes the targeting of american nationals. whatever the merit of these mechanisms, one point is very clear. current law simply does not provide for prospective judicial involvement in targeting decisions. it is therefore hard for having
was banned for years by the taliban. now with help from the state department, the world bank and other supporters, these young afghan children are enjoying a rare moment of harmony. 13-year-old leila zhari has been waiting two years for this moment, the chance to perform on the world stage, while breaking another taliban taboo, girls and boys playing music together. which do you like better, the drums or the trumpet? which is more fun? >> the drums. >> reporter: the drums? she's one of 48 young musicians who attend the only music school in afghanistan. where music was strictly banned under taliban rule. many in the group are orphaned by war. some even lived on the streets. today they're nearly 7,000 miles from home, bringing traditional sound from their homeland. the tambor, meksed with western harmonies they're also learning. organizers hope the young musicians can learn about america and america can learn about afghanistan. music is making a comeback. >> the future of afghanistan, where the children of the country are, the future and that hope is not dead. >> reporter: how does it fe
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. >>> and the pakistani teenager who was shot by the taliban for promoting school for girls has been released from the hospital. malala was wounded in her back and head in october. she was moved to a british hospital where she underwent multiple operations to are restore her skull and hearing. she will continue rehab in her family's new home in england. >>> that is it for me for now. we hope you come back at midnight where i will be here with our team as the worst of the blizzard hits between the 10:00, 11:00, and overnight hours. i will be up with you from midnight until 5:00 a.m. i hope you join me. in the meantime, stay right here because "the situation room" with wolf blitzer starts now. wolf. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, the storm's picking up and forecasters say boston's going to get clobbered. we're going to talk with one of the country's top blizzard experts. >>> out in california, authorities say there's no panic as the manhunt continues for a suspected cop killer. you're going to hear from a man who knew him and even called him a friend at one point. >>> and mystery solve
branch by triggering a bomb with a cell phone but it was an under cover fbi agent posing as a taliban agent who helped him build the explosive that didn't work. >> pass by the house and i saw a lot of police and cars, lot of things going on. >> reporter: you had no idea he lived aaron the corner? >> no. that was scary. >> reporter: he was arrested in 2011 court documents show the laid off window washer went by a muslim name and was treated for mental illnesses. if convicted on the charge he could be sentenced to life. >> all right. it's 7:10 and just a couple minutes ago we showed you the fans waiting outside at&t park. >> baseball season is here. >> looked cold. >> is it going to warm up for them? >> at least we have the sun. the sun is now up. we will see the temperatures start to creep. it'll still be a cool day but warmer than yesterday. a minor warm up in time for the weekend under dry sunny conditions giving you a a look there at that golden sun. good morning to you as we head out this morning it's a cold one. temperatures slipping back to the 30s. take a look at walnut c
? >> guest: well, you again are talking about a country that was in shambles after the taliban were kicked out. it's a country that's been in war for 30 some years. so governance is everything from cleaning the streets to setting up a finance ministry to collect revenue. so we and our allies have been spending billions of dollars to try to strengthen the government, rebuild the government so they can take on its responsibilities. >> host: from your latest report what are some of your concerns of how this money is been spent? 4 billion for questionable spending for fuel for afghan national army. 70 million for possibly unusual national police headquarters. the list goes on. what's happening? >> guest: we are funny problems in a lot of areas. and what we highlight is that there are probably seven big areas, 70 questions, that if you're going to succeed -- seven big questions, and we hope the u.s. government and our allies succeed, you need to focus on these seven questions. to make certain you're going to succeed. number one, is that program our policy that we are funding, does it meet our n
. we went because it met our goal to give it about qaeda. we have been in the taliban government and set the country sorted into free play, we develop some kind of moral responsibility for helping them get it right. third, geostrategic plates in america in the world's interest to have a stable region. if afghanistan were unstable, acting pakistan's stability would be very tenuous and it challenges anyway, but i think it's important. my view is that we need to do is be persistent and consistent in the region. the reason people are so nervous is because in 2004 the inc. were going to leave and they seemed asleep before. in 1989 returned from the region. it doesn't matter whether each afghan style that appeared its become a commonly accepted truth that we left in 1989 and they're starting to think we're going to walk in 2014 and there will be nobody they can rely on. they'll have other strategic allies. so what they looking for is the idea of a long-term strategic partnership. i don't think that the specific number of troops. i think it's the idea you got an ally somewhere in their
. in afghanistan we won on the ground and now we will be negotiating with the taliban and instead of in powering the afghani civil society. i could go on for not africa. lou: and judy miller is shaking her head. are you next going to say you endorse negotiating with terrorists? >> i don't, but on the other hand, they are there. lou: they do have that fundamental advantage in the negotiation. >> they are not going home, not waiting for the victory parade. they are there and you must deal with them. lou: or you have to eliminate them. >> or you have to eliminate them. lou: that was our option over two administrations, and we chose not to follow. >> i think it is impossible to eliminate all of them in a democracy like ours. lou: speaking of disasters, your quick reaction, if i may, to the confirmation of chuck hegel. >> it is simple. there is nothing new here. this policy will be the policy of the administration and though he represented better than secretary clinton because he will try to engage the iranian without the iranian people. he will try to see how he can settle the issue in syria without
out of her hands. but in pakistan the government is still providing shelter for the taliban. and there's still no real solid ra approachment between us and then. so it is very hard to see that her soothing, her repairing of applianc appliance-- alliances necessarily resulted in concrete policy achievements. >> suarez: susan, wasn't it a pretty complicated mess, not only where places as trudy knows, like pakistan, but even with some of america's closest allies. >> well, that's exactly right. i mean these are times where, you know, you play the hand you are dealt as secretary of state not only because the white house decides the big picture policy. but the world over the last four years has been a complicated place who would have expected that actually europe our closee-- closest allies would have been in a period of enormous internal turmoil greater than anything they have seen since the end of world war 2. so clinton was left to manage those relationships. i think i would say that she was often a soother, but often as not she was also someone who would speak out in a tough manner. look
not for afghans. they didn't invite in 2001. it meant our goal to get rid of al qaeda. when we upped the taliban government and set the country in to free play, i think we developed a responsibility for helping them set it right. third, i think in america and the world's interest to have a stability region. if afghanistan were to be completely unstable, i think pakistan's stability would be very tenuous. and they have challenges anyway. i think it's important. so my view what we need to do is be consistent and persistent in the region. the reason people in afghanistan are nervous because in 2004, they think we're going leave and they have seen us leave before. in 1989 we turned from the region. it doesn't matter which each individual afghan saw that. it's become commonly accepted truth we left in 19 the 9 ab and they're walk in 2014. and they'll be nobody they can rely on. they don't have other strategic allies. what they're looking for, in my view, the idea of a long-term strategic partnership. i don't think that's a specific number of troops in a specific amount of money. ink it's the idea you
% of their population now under afghan control and security. we've been able to diminish the taliban's capabilities. violence has gone down. we're also developing an afghan army that is increased its operational skill to provide security. so we're on the right path towards trying to give afghanistan the opportunity to govern and secure itself. >> general dempsey, very quickly, women in combat. implementing that. is there some movement on capitol hill to pass a law to make sure you don't change standards, somehow lower standards. do you think that's good legislation? >> they can legislate if they like. they don't have to do that, because -- >> you're not going to change your stance? >> we're going to make sure we have the right standards for right job to maintain the readiness of the force. my primary responsibility is the readiness of the force. there's also requirement as we open up occupational specialties to report to congress, and they would have the opportunity to ask us what we've done to standards. look, this really is about changing the paradigm from one of exclusiveness to inclusiveness to
with guns and gangs with guns, the people doing the killing. we are all obsessed with the taliban and we ought to be. what about the gangs that are ruining neighborhoods all over the country? we need a federal ta task forc, if it takes 500 agents, a thousand agents. go into chicago. i know eric holder doesn't want to do it. he says it as cookie cutter approach. rahm emanuel sent people up on the hill when the clinton administration was there saying they are giuseppeys and they can't be concerned with drug dealers with guns. every gang member on the street of chicago starting tomorrow morning. pick them up. we have a federal law to get them off the street and put them in prison and that would cut crime and we are not doing it. >> chris: it wouldn't have saved the people in newtown or in aurora, colorado. wouldn't have saved the people in clackamas county, oregon. i want to talk about the question of rights. the heller case is the big victory for the nra in which the court affirmed the second amendment means what it saids. here s what justice scalia wrote in the majority opinion. the secon
are obsessed with the taliban and we ought to be. what about the gangs? they are ruining neighborhoods all over the country? we need a federal task force, if it takes 500 agents, a thousand agents, go into chicago. i know, eric holder doesn't want to it. a cookie cutter approach and rahm eman nell doesn't want to do it. and he says they cannot be concerned with drug dealers with guns and every gang member on the street of chicago, starting tomorrow morning, let's pick 'em up, we have a federal law to get 'em off the street and put 'em in prison and that would cut crime and we're not doing it. >> chris: well, that is a perfectly legitimate point and, it wouldn't have saved the people in newtown or aurora, colorado or clackmas county, oregon. i want to talk about the question of rights. this heller case is the case, a victory for the nra in which the court affirmed, the second amendment, means what it says, but here's what justice salia wrote in the majority opinion: the second amendment conferred an individual right to keep and bear arms. of course, the right was not unlimited. not unlimited. sc
successful operations to repair her skull and boost her hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate the 15-year-old in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls' education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> millions of people are on the run in war-torn syria. they lost their homes to shelling and bombs and now they are trying to restart their lives. cnn's frederik pleitgen has the latest from damascus. >> reporter: while the streets in central damascus are fairly quiet, fierce fighting in the capital suburbs can be heard and seen throughout the day. this woman tells us her name is jamila, she says her house was destroyed during the battles. she fled to the relative safety of damascus with her two children, one only a month old. but now she sees the violence closing in on her again. >> translator: we are afraid. sometimes i want to take all my thing and sleep outside in the park because it is safer than being indoors. >> reporter: she says she depends mostly on handouts from private people to get by. the u.n. estimates that around 2 million syrians have been internally
publicly for the first time since taliban militants tried to execute her. malala's foundation released this video, recorded just before she underwent two surgeries this weekend in england. in the video, malala credits the supporters and prayers she got from around the world for what she is calling her, quote, second life. and she talks about her medical condition and her commitment to her cause. >> today you can see that i am alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone and today i can speak and i'm getting better day by day. it is just because of the prayers of people, because all of the people, mainly women, children, all of them, all of them have prayed for me. and because of these prayers and because of the prayers, god has given me this new life. and this is a second life. this is a new life. i want to serve. i want to serve the people. i want every girl, every child, to be educated. for that reason, we have organized malala fund. >> praise the lord. that girl can speak beautifully. the doctors are saying she has no lasting brain damage. we have even more good news. docto
in a series of bombings in kirkuk. a pakistani girl shot by the taliban is speaking out for the first time since the attack that nearly killed her. 15-year-old malala yousufzai was shot in the head last october. that same month, she was airlifted to a hospital in britain. in a new video released today-- but taped last month-- she insisted she will go on advocating for the education of girls. >> i'm getting better day by day. it's just because of people. because all the people, men, women, children, all of them, all of them have prayed for me. because of these prayers, god has given me a second life. this is a new life. i want to serve the people. i want every girl, every child to be educated. >> sreenivasan: the teenager is expected to remain in britain for some time. newly installed secretary of state john kerry had his first day on the job today. the former senator entered the state department's harry truman building to a big crowd and loud cheers from staffers. he said he hopes to help make the world more prosperous and peaceful. wall street had its worst day of the year to date, amid n
. but this is old news, when i was with them in 2009, during the war and when the taliban ruled the valley, her father's name was announced on the fm airways, and death threats were issued against him. so now, >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. eric cantor has a new tube of lipstick, but it's the same old pig. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> our solutions will be based on the conservative principles of self-reliance, faith in the individual, trust in family, and accountability in government. >> the new and improved republican party takes another crack at repackaging bad ideas for america. tonight, i'll take eric cantor's speech apart, word by word. >>> house republicans reveal their plan to reform immigration. it's not a path to citizenship. it's a path to permanent underclass. >> mr. issa is recognized for five minutes. >> i'll have all the latest on today's big hearing. >>> plus, an explosive new document obtained by nbc news reveals the united states government's justification for killing american citizens without due process. tonight, rober
was with them in 2009, during the war and when the taliban ruled the valley, her father's name was announced on the fm airways, and death threats were issued against him. so now, malala is part of that equation. so this is nothing new to the family. >> adam ellick, thank you very much for the update. >> thank you. >>> running for cover. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this crying and gnashing of republican teeth. it started with karl rove wailing in the gop wilderness screaming for an end to crazy candidates. no more rape candidates, he said. in fact, he cried that out. no more akins or mourdocks and the rest. all that did was to awaken the sleeping dogs. joe walsh is out there today with a new political action committee. steve king and paul broun are howling in fury that big shots like karl rove are saying who should be the republican nominees and who shouldn't. today it was eric cantor's turn. the young dick nixon of the gop house is now saying he wants change. trouble is what he's said before and where he talked toda
artillery at taliban units in eastern afghanistan. >> as we wait, lawmakers are going to be grilling john brennan, the architect of this policy during his confirmation hearings for cia director, and that's coming up tomorrow. do you think that this is going to have a big impact, a lot of questions during that confirmation directly on this? >> brennan was put on the grill before over the so called torture memos. he's a career cia officer. he's a magnificent public servant. he's extremely knowledgeable. i'm sure he will be questioned closely about all this. and that's appropriate. having said that, he's not the architect of anything. this is a responsibility the commander in chief, the secretary of defense and the cia director. so that's who we ought to hold accountable. >> are drone strikes the future? >> well, all the other nations are now building drones. and so again, there's precedence here that we should be concerned about. because this sort of tool will be use against us in the coming decades. having said that, we've got to protect the american people. we have decimated al qaeda glob
attacks on troops in the afghan world when the taliban launched an attack at keating. the battle lasts 12 hours, the losses were devastating, but those who suvi
everywhere. you just couldn't pick them out fast enough. >> october 2009. up to 400 taliban fighters unleash a torrent of withering fire upon a remote u.s. outpost in eastern afghanistan. combat out post keating sat at the bottom of a valley that was both beautiful and deadly. it was one of the most valnerable bases in afghanistan. >> when you look at the manual and look in to find the definition of finding a defensible spot, this is the total opposite of it. >> the attack so fierce in the end more than half of the 53 u.s. troops at the outpost were killed or wounded, but as buildings burned and the enemy ran freely through the outpost, soldiers became heroes. one in particular. >> i know that there's so many great soldiers out there that would have stepped in to my shoes and done the same thing. >> real american hero. you can catch jake tapper's report tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. thanks very much for watching. we'll see you again. piers morgan tonight starts now. >>> tonight, a chilling murder manifesto. the threat to bring unconventional and assim ymmetr war fare. the suspect, one of th
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, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ >>> malala yousafzai, who survived an attack by the taliban last october is out of the hospital and in her home in birmingham, england. her father now works for pakistan's consulate in birmingham. members of the nor weenlg wegia they've nominated her for a nobel peace prize. >>> possible senate run of ashley judd, who does her own stunts in movies. karl rev has revealed that he is very, very afraid of a judd candidacy, despite the fact that ashley judd has not even entered the race. it's just one of the really odd political stories this week, coming up. i'm grant weber and... i sell subarus to dogs. from hunting dogs... you see this will tell you your mileage and how far you've gone if you're on a trip. to lap dogs. let's talk financing. i'll get you a great deal. i think i can make you a happy dog. once you sit in a subaru, you'll stay. with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he p
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't seem so...far away. ♪ >>> malala yousafzai, who survived an attack by the taliban last october is out of the hospital and in her home in birmingham, england. her father now works for pakistan's consulate in birmingham. members of the norwegian say they've nominated her for a nobel peace prize. >>> possible senate run of ashley judd, who does her own stunts in movies. karl rev has revealed that he is very, very afraid of a judd candidacy, despite the fact that ashley judd has not even entered the race. it's just one of the really odd political stories this week, coming up. >>> so how bad does president obama want to govern with the democratic majority in the house of representatives? the president has already agreed to headline at least eight fund-raisers for house democrats ahead of the 2014 election. roll call reports that obama's agreement to help dccc chairman steve israel of new york make the sell to would-be candidates is targeted districts is significant. it's transformational, israel said in an interview, adding that house democrats are firing on all cylinders like i've never s
to get rid of al qaeda. but we appended the taliban government and set the country in the free plate i think we develop some kind of moral responsibility for helping them set it right. third dimaggio's strategically at think it is in america and the world's interest to have a stable region. if america were to be completely unstable i think that pakistan stability would be very tenuous and they have challenges in the way, but i think it is important so my view is what we need to do is be consistent and persistent in the region. the reason people in afghanistan are so nervous is because in 2004 they think we're going to leave, and they have seen it happen before. in 1989 returned from the region. the intimate does not matter whether each individual afghan saw that, it has become commonly accepted truth that we left in 1989, and they're starting to think we're just going to walk in 2014 and there will be nobody that they can rely on. they do not have other judges to catalyze. so what they're looking for in my view is the idea of all long-term should jiji partnership. i don't think that is
're now going after midlevel al qaeda and midlevel taliban. where does that stop and who makes the decision that something is imminent? >> congressman ellison, you've been on this for some time. you want much more oversight from the congress. >> that's right. i looked into this. i haven't found one public hearing on drones. now, we had the brennan hearings but congress has the oversight responsibility here, and, by the way, the president has invited the conversation and said we need a legal architecture around this thing so why not do it. i don't think this is a partisan issue at all. i think we need to get a hold of this technology because other countries will be weaponizing drones. certainly we will probably have objections to how they use them if they don't use them in accordance to due process and international standards. and, by the way, the paper that the president -- well, the administration released uses the term "imminent threat." >> and who decides that, right? >> well, this is the broadest use of the term imminent i've ever. >> al qaeda. >> if you're a member of al q
the soviets out in the early '90s or late '80s, but as a message to the taliban or neighbors we're not walking away either. >> you were around for the iraq war and around for much of the war in afghanistan, so i feel like you have a pretty good feel on what enough forces would be. is 3,000 too little? do you have any sense of that? >> i guess the way i would put it just instinctively, i strongly believe 3,000 is too little and 30,000 is too many. >> somewhere between 3,000 and 30,000? >> finding the goldilocks number. when i say 30,000 is too many, i think first of all in terms of cost for us, but also in terms of the tolerance of the afghans themselves. it's more a political question than it is a military question. >> and finally, we're coming up to the state of the union. you know how this works, everybody wants to hear a certain thing, depending on which department you're in. from the point of view of the military and the world at large and america's place in it, what do you look for when the president gives this speech on tuesday? >> well, it's -- it's hard to say sort of off the top of my
. it was deliberate because the plan was overthrow saddam and get out. just like we overthrew the taliban in afghanistan and then got out of there and of course afghanistan fell apart. i and iraq is falling apart very quickly. we are facing an insurgency we don't know what to do with like all the officers who are there have not been trained to fight this sort of war. it was not in the manuals and they didn't know what to do so they do what they usually do which was to bang down doors and arrest people. anyone who has read kahlÚa would have known as counterproductive because you end up killing the wrong people and you inflame -- you make them mad so the insurgents is flaming and meanwhile petraeus in mosul decides to put into effect the ideas in these books he has been reading. he and his guys start setting up an election for the new district. they vet the candidates candidatecandidate s and they said that the elections. they bring in fuel trucks. they reopened the university. they get communication systems going. they get some iraqis to open up newspapers. he opens up the border to syria
fought fiercely against the taliban in afghanistan and killing those who breached the perimeter. and army said he displayed exe extraordinary heroism. and from lake city, california he now lives in north dakota with his wife and children. if you want more information about the sergeant, please go to the website, cmohs. cmohs.org. factor tip of the day and by the way i'll be on letterman doesn't if you care. that's it for us tonight. please check out the fox news website, which is different from bill o'reilly.com. also, we would like you to spout out about the factor anywhere in the world, o'reilly@foxnews.com. name and town if you wish to opine. word of the day, don't be with mome. the spin stops here, i'm bill o'reilly, we're looking out for you. >> and this is a fox news alert the manhunt for the rogue lapd police officer christopher dorner is on. he could be anywhere, but in the hopes of sparking a lead, the department is offering a reward for leading to his capture. >> the reward, 1 million dollars. this is the largest local reward ever offered to our knowledge. some ask, why so larg
were attacked by 300 taliban fighters at combat outpost keating. he led a desperate day-long battle despite being wounded, and killed at least ten insurgents himself. at the white house today, president obama said romesha risked his life to rescue the wounded and retrieve bodies. >> clint romesha lives the soldier's creed: "i will never leave a fallen comrade." so he and his team started charging as enemy fire poured down, and they kept charging, 50 meters, 80 meters, ultimately 100 meters run through a hail of bullets. they reached their fallen friends, and they brought them home. >> sreenivasan: romesha is only the fourth living medal of honor recipient for actions in iraq or afghanistan. on wall street today, trading was light, and stocks drifted lower. the dow jones industrial average lost more than 21 points to close at 13,971. the nasdaq fell a little less than two points to close at 3192. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: and we turn to the search for the ex-officer wanted in multiple killings in california. authorities have been given hu
and outnumbered by 3 horntail ban. he led a charge into fly -- by the taliban. he led a charge into flying bullets. he was struck by shrapnel but continued to fight during the ambush that killed eight soldiers. >>> it's been dry around here as we go through january and february. we've had some of the dryest time between all of january and this much of february. so basically january 1st to february 11th. it is the fifth dryest in san francisco's history going back to 1852. oakland .53, the second dryest. so this period from january 1st to today has been really dry. it's showing up in the records. rain not coming any time soon, so those numbers will continue to grow. the highs today do not look like february highs. highs tomorrow are going to be just like this, lots of mid- 60s, lots of upper 60s. right now at the coast i've got coastal fog, kind of unusual because winds are offshore. that fog goes away tomorrow and these temperatures warm a little bit more. when i come back at 10:45, forecast high for your neighborhood, i'll let you know how warm it's going to get and which day will be the warmest
taliban leaders were gathering. president hamid karzai condemned the air strike. the international coalition said only that it's investigating. pope benedict the sixteenth was greeted with cheers today, at his final public mass before stepping down. the 85-year-old pontiff celebrated ash wednesday services at st. peter's basilica at the vatican, marking the start of lent. we have a report from james mates of "independent television news." >> reporter: it was not quite a rock star's welcome, but was not far short of it as thousands of pilgrims crowded into the audience hall at the vatican for pope benedict's first public appearance since announcing his resignation. as he tried to speak, he was drowned out by applause, finally managing to thank them and the wider catholic world for their sympathy and understanding. >> (translated): i have decide renounce the gift the lord gave me. i decided to do this after praying far long time and examining my conscience in front of god. >> reporter: all way dorr shippers have been queues for events in the vatican, culminating with this evening's m
in california. the fbi says an undercover agent introduced himself as being affiliated with the taliban. >> it's not only causing an international controversy but a local one, as well. the alameda county sheriff's department is making another pitch to buy and use unmanned aerial droughns. jodi hernandez joins us this evening from oakland with the details. >> the alameda county sheriff's department could become the first agency in the state to deploy droughns. the debate took center stage at a board of supervisors committee meeting here today. civil rights advocates hope to ground the proposal before it has a chance to take off. >> you're looking at the 4.4 pound aerial droerngs the alameda county sheriff's department wants to buy it. the drone or what the sheriff calls a small unmanned aerial system would be used to give officers a bird's eye view at crime scenes and search and rescue operations. >> these things have a 25-minute capability flight time. so for 25 minutes, to search areas for lost children or elderly or alzheimer's patients, to search an area that would be very difficult. >> the
about what it's like to live with the taliban? what it's like to live with al-qaeda. tearing down statues of religious icons, terrorizing women, making it unlivable for people who are trying to start a business. why don't we talk about that? instead, you want to blame the united states. i don't understand it. >> well, i've been to afghanistan many times, juan, and i'd be happy to go with you. i feel that after ten-plus years of occupation there, when we leave, the afghan people are going to be struggling themselves over who is in control of their government. we can't come in from the outside and socially engineer other people's countries. what we have to do is protect ourselves here at home. >> juan: amany at protecting ourselves by killing terrorists and doing it strategically, surgically as opposed to launching a full scale war. but you don't seem to agree. >> that's just not true. we're creating more enemies than we're killing. we're violating international law and our own constitution, including americans overseas with absolutely no judicial process. that is shameful. >> juan:
a charge against taliban fighters who had attacked a small outpost in 2009. eight americans died in that battle. we honor the service of romesha and all of those soldiers. and finally, your voice this week, the question comes from yasin, who asks "where can i rewatch your programs?" well, thank you for watching. every episode is available at our website, abcnews.com/thisweek or check out our web only interviews like this morning newt gingrich will be sticking around to answer your questions. that's all for us today. thank you for sharing part of your sunday with us. check out "world news with david muir" tonight. george will be back next week and we hope you will too. >>> in the news, two boat es are hurt one seriously after colliding with the golden gate ferry. we'll have the latest in a live report. tens of thousands join pope benedict for sunday mass and new details how soon his successor could be chosen. good morning, a live look from emeryville where it's nice and sunny, fog in the south bay, gusty offshore winds and we're talking about end to above normal weather pattern. t
enough after the united states leaves toith stan the talin and the taliban is able to gain somewhat approaching the power they had previously when they had power, that they would welcome al-qaeda back. >> well, you know, one of the big questions that has not been answered by the president's advisors is what's the american military presence going to be after 2014. in the state of the union, he said we'll be down basically by half a year from now. there are 66,000 now. at the end of the february next year it will be 32,000. but what happens after 2014 when the so-called war is over and there are a whole number of options on the table, anywhere i'd say from 3,000 troops to 10,000 troops or 9,000 troops. and also the capabilities that could be kept in the country from the u.s. side counterterrorism error and all that. so i think what military posture the u.s. agrees to keep in after 2014, and that will effect what nato agrees to do, are the non-u.s. part of nato i think will have a big effect what happens in afghanistan in terms of this question. we should be able to preclude that if th
, and as margaret follows there's a lot of diplomacy going on in secret now to see if you can bring the taliban into real peace negotiations so that we would leave with something like a settlement. we could say "here look, we're leaving but there's an agreement among these factions." >> schieffer: and you just had the president of afghanistan karzai saying he's going to forbid any more american airstrikes. he won't allow his own people to call in airstrikes because a recent one took some civilian lives. >> reporter: concern about hitting civilian areas. that's right. i think one of the other offshoots of this drop-down will be a continued presence in some form is where those asset goes. and the theory keeps getting floated what leaves afghanistan may go to the benefit of forces in within africa because of this new threat that has come to the fore and really been highlighted in terms of aqim, their presence in libya and algeria as we saw with the hostage crisis that just happened. but what that means is it's certainly not boots on the ground. it's just assets -- >> schieffer: the president didn'
in the justice department to make membership in al qaeda or the taliban itself a crime. but that was rejected because they thought the idea of mia membership as a crime was seen as it had very bad optics, one senior official in the pentagon told me it sounds like having a fought crime from 1984. that would be a problem. theythought crime from 1984. that would be a problem. they did decide to import conspiracy and civilian law to military law. it is easy to prove as opposed to things they are conspiring to do more have done. for the same reason it has been disfavored as a war crime. the nuremberg tribunal rejected conspiracy conviction for the most part. the rationale is just that the nature of armed conflict is doing things in a group. since that is what the entire endeavour is, to unmask coordinated violence, making one participant guilty of the act of all the other participants would be too broad. that is the rationale. but what happened with the twenty-first century military commission project was several civilian crime such as conspiracy were imported into this military code but it raise
killed some high-level al-qaeda or some high-level taliban, it is not justified in the overall sense of are we safer as a nation. i would say we're far less safe as a nation and that's one of the reasons i think if they were a rational congress, they would be rejecting john brennan. >> john: i think it will be a timely hearing this week. scott, is the administration going down the same road as the bush administration did by keeping this secret? shouldn't the public understand what the administration is up to when it kills an american citizen who hasn't actually been charged with a crime under a president who is a constitutional scholar no less? >> exactly. i think the secrecy issue is ultimately a bigger issue than the underlying legal interpretation and question the presidential authority because the notion that the administration can have a secret understanding of the law what the law is and how it applies is really offensive. our nation was founded on the notion that the law is for all to know and when the administration adopts a legal view, that's to be checked. on your direct qu
: this video was shot by the taliban on the day that army staff sergeant romesha helped repel their attack. more than 300 enemy fighters against his unit of 53 men, defending an outpost the president called tactically indensible. >> these wen were outnumbered and outgunned. >> reporter: he's recredited with retaking the outpost. but more than 20, including romesha, were injured and eight were killed. their families were here and he spoke to us about them. no doubt that your fallen comrades are going to be in that room with you. >> they'll be there, i just know it. >> reporter: he told us the medal belongs to them, too. a somber occasion to be sure, although his 18-month-old son colin nearly stole the show before it started. you're out of the military. what are your dreams and aspirations and hopes now? >> to be that dad and father, that husband. they've really missed out on the 11 years i was in, and to watch them grow up and be successful. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >> a well-deserved honor there. in the same battle, eight soldiers did not make it out. 22 were
of honor recipient army staff sergeant clifton romesha. he fought fiercely against the taliban in afghanistan and killing those who breached the perimeter. and army said he displayed exe extraordinary heroism. and from lake city, california he now lives in north dakota with his wife and children. if you want more information about the sergeant, please go to the website, cmohs. cmohs.org. factor tip of the day and by the way i'll be on letterman doesn't if you care. that's it for us tonight. please check out the fox news website, which is different from bill o'reilly.com. also, we would like you to spout out about the factor anywhere in
soldiers battled hundreds of taliban fighters for more than 12 hours in 2009. eight americans died. romesha will be the only third living member to receive the medal of honor. >>> authorities in california are preparing for another day of searching for a suspected killer. police in los angeles are offering $1 million for information on christopher dorner, an ex-police officer accused of murdering three people. officers surrounding a home improvement store yesterday after someone reported seeing dorner there. investigators believe he's targeting other lapd officers as a revenge plot after he was fired a few years ago. >> 50 lapd families that have not only security but surveillance in and around their neighborhoods. these 50 lapd families are tar fets of dorner's and likely victim. >> the lapd announced it would reopen its investigation into dorner's firing in 2008. >>> the concern in southern california even led to police adding more security at the grammy awards. several reports say officers were stationed outside the staples center, as well as across the street and checked participant cre
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